The marshes are usually good places for bird watching. As I was walking along the shore in Hayward, I passed a few people that were there to watch the birds. Some serious spotting scopes on tripods were a clear indication that these people meant business. Whenever they were set up somewhere, I figured I should take a look in case it was something unusual. Of course, finding out if it is something special does require you to have a clue about birds. I don’t so I didn’t know what I was looking at.
Despite that, I could still see that there were lots of birds. Many of them were hanging out on the mud flats that were just above the water level. I don’t know much about bird behavior either so whether this is a good place to feed or just somewhere to wait for the good feeding times is anyone’s guess. I just liked to see how many of them were together. Maybe there is safety in numbers for them – particularly the ones that are pretty tiny. I imagine they could be vulnerable to predators if they were on their own.